Walking Across Europe is superb so get on your walking boots to see the region at its very best and really get away from it all.
Clear, clean air, high alpine meadows, stunning mountain lakes and gleaming white cascading glaciers await you in the Chamonix and Mont Blanc Valley this spectacular part of France, in one of our most luxurious, beautiful and effortlessly splendid walks available.
Relax in your luxury 4-star family-run spa hotel in centre of Chamonix; stunning roof-top pool with sweeping views of Mont Blanc and surrounding peaks make for a perfect end of day chill-out spot; with the mountains in the background giving you the fairy tale scene. Wander through some of Frances traditional postcard-pretty villages, quaint Savoie farmhouses, and forgotten hamlets unchanged over the centuries and untouched by mass tourism make for a perfect get-away.
There’s no need to worry about the walking if you aren’t a seasoned expert, this holiday offers effortless high level walks thanks to the excellent mountain trains, buses, gondolas and cable cars, to get to your selected destinations with ease.
Expect to see ibex, marmots and a wonderful profusion of wild mountain flowers on this marvellously traditional French retreat.
7 night, single centre, guided walking. Departing Selected Saturdays from 15 Jun ’13 to 17 Aug ’13
Day 1 – Arrive in Chamonix
Day 2 – Lac Blanc and the Aiguilles rouge Nature reserve 8km/5mi/3 hr
Day 3 – Swiss Border Hamlets Walk 8km/5mi/3hr
Day 4 – Free day
Day 5 – The Berard Waterfall 9km/6mi/3hr
Day 6 – Argentière and the Petit Balcon Sud 14km/9mi/5hr
Day 7 – Les Houches and Massif des Aravis 8km/5mi/4hr
Day 8 – Leave Chamonix
If you think this walking holiday is too short or too easy for you or your group, then try combining this trip with one of the other walks on offer.
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Provence & Cote d’Azur holiday is definitely for the more historically adventurous walker. On this guided walking holiday we’ve combined some of the most spectacular walks in Provence with mediaeval villages, bustling fishing harbours and magnificent coastal stretches of the famous Côte d’Azur. It’s a glorious mix. Impressive pirate strongholds stand high in the ancient forests of the Maures Massif; once great monasteries sit silent in the high valleys; traditional little fishing boats bob happily between the sleek yachts of the rich and famous, giving the walker a sense of the mix of pure French tradition and a modern day France coming together to form the beautiful scenery you will see on your travels.
You’ll have the chance to swim in quiet coves, for a relaxing secretive exploration, and you’ll discover more wild flowers than you ever knew existed. Mix all of this with a champagne lunch on a private sailing yacht all included in the price!
Make your way through traditional Provençal villages, soft terracotta colours, sun-drenched landscapes, swimming in the Med, and take in the views of France’s superb coastal paths and lush hill valleys.
Daily Walk destinations and lengths
Sunday – Arrive at Le Lavandou
Monday – Port Cros 10km/6mi/5hr
Tuesday – Fort de Brégançon 8km/5mi/3.5hr
Wednesday – Cap Lardier 9km/6mi/4hr
Thursday – Le Lavandou & Millionaire’s Cruise
Friday – Massif des Maures 12km/7mi/4hr
Saturday – Cap St Tropez 10km/6mi/4.5hr
Sunday – Leave Le Lavandou